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    Control Dmx channels with Artnet

    I actually have kind of the same problem. Artnet is playing from another software but not from Watchout... when I record Artnet and also patch the recorded Channels as Inputs (just to check if the recording worked) I can see that I recorded Artnet but then it's not going out to the lights. Yes I am online, yes the universes and channels are correct and yes I had problems multiple times on several occasions and I always had to work around this problem quite time consuming. ... yes I know of the counting problems of the universes. and I also had the problem while converting the whole channels to DMX (DP8000 and Enttec) or just staying in artnet. Just maybe there is something to
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    Feature requests? - POST here

    as "founding father" of this topic I suggest the next step for it. Users suggest a feature and other users vote for it. Everybody can see the count and Dataton flags it with "under review" and "planned under future release" or "we don't give a..." (I guess somebody can come up with some more appropiate flags) So, we, the customers have better insight of future planned developments and can also better see where the community is moving as a whole! The form/management of this topic is nice but obsolete. It's myspace or... ICQ... as reference: uservoice.com Millumin uses that for example... dataton.uservoice.com sounds tempting for me:-)
  3. hi, as a longtime user of Watchout I'd like to ask someone of the moderators here in the forum Is there any plan of Dataton to implement interactive elements in any way directly or indirectly (like WATCHNET) into Watchout? 2018 is really the year where I would really start losing ground if I would not put energy into some basic stuff in an easy way like 1) Tracking with optitracks (or similar) for multi(!) purposes 2) interfacing with multitouch on large touch tables (or also with laser touch e.g.) 3) not really interactive and rather some feature request I admit but playing in the same direction. 3D stuff could get some revision. Doing just a little bit more in Watchout would be great. Some particles, some line and grid effects to WOW the "company logo" we put on some OBJ. sometimes the UV unwrapping can be very time consuming that I just leave the mapping out. I am using all kind of stuff now based on Midi and Artnet to trigger something but real interaction is not possible. I know I have generic Inputs but I'd rather like to connect some optitrack cameras directly IN Watchout and get the parameters I need - and I won't start coding. For special requests that's OK but not for the day to day events. I am just an "educated" user I would say. Pandora does it. Wings too. And I'd like to use watchout in the future too. I think it has the best interface of all the competitors. For now my workaround is to use other programms and getting a live input into Watchout. I am really open to anything but I want one solution. thank you Martin! great work you are doing. Waited some time for any other reply (or PM) but it's what I expected. I started playing around with TouchDesigner in 2012 (did some OSC Midi stuff with my iPhone 3GS and Watchout...) so I at least know some basics of the functionality of the programm. I am looking more into the direction of softwares like Millumin. Does Multi Display Out with Edge Blend and has a lot of capabilities in the pipeline (bridging to After Effects and Cinema 4D. There is even a convinient way to implement blob trackers (beta, but still), kinect, leap motion or even the arduino directly. One thing missing there is linking machines in a network array but this is coming too... Even Coolux or Wings are an option altough I never wanted to switch but yeah... thanks again Martin
  4. the weird part: I am using Luminet to look into the artnet what is happening there. Playing with the Production PC I am not seeing anything on artnet but my lamps dim nicely... Playing over the display cluster I am seeing my DMX value changes but nothing is playing in real life... I am certainly no expert but this makes absolutly no sense to me ------ Two remarks: - I changed to a cheap enttec open dmx converter and everything plays fine (WO5 and WO6 latest versions)- production mode or cluster mode. - had to record a DMX show two months ago and there I also had problems with Watchout and Artnet. I recorded it but timing and behaviour of the moving heads were off - so I had to record every strip and part extra to sync i to the show. I guess Watchout and Artnet are simply not best friends...
  5. Thank you both for your quick answers so far your suggestions did not help. To clearify. Tried it with 6.1.6 and 6.2b16 with an elation enode 8 pro Big thanks again in advance
  6. hi everyone, hope someone can help me. I have programmed a show with artnet output to some lights and when I use the production PC to play the show everthing is working. When I want to control the show from my iPhone http://app.dataton.com/remote it completly ignores the artnet output - altough the rest of the show is working (play/stop the timeline). Watchnet is unfortunatley no option because I have the production dongle only for programming. thanks everyone in advance Dimi
  7. Hi Thomas, Problem is not the live Video itself. Problem is after pressing Strg-w we can't SET the input. Altough the Input appears in the list there after setting it it reverts back to "NONE" After trying it with several PC's and capture cards from different vandors in different combinations I can tell you it is not a problem with the capture cards because in WO 6.0.2 everything works fine
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    Live Video "Micro Stuttering"

    CPU i7-5930K...;-)
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    Live Video "Micro Stuttering"

    hi, first. thanks for quick writing! I did not add WO and Windows Version cause I am having the problem from 2008 when I started with Watchout in now the 5th or so renewel of our Display PCs with various versions of Windows. But let's get into business with the current rig: 6 core CPU, Asrock X99 Extreme 4, AMD Firepro, SSD for Win, M2 SSD for WO, Capture Cards Vision SDI2 Datapath (4 lanes), Startech DVI (1 lane), Win 8.1, WO 6.0.2 (no, I can't update to 6.1 - cause there all the live Inputs are gone - other forum post) Production PC is the same except the M2 SSD and the capture cards... - the events are indeed cyclic and it sometimes occurs when I start the Live Input(I always insert the live video into a task I start (or better said: to preload, I press stop and then play) I makes no differences if I use tweens on the live input or not ("Gain" e.g.) but it is definitly periodic - no there is no correspondence when other movies or pictures load... I am working with ProRes and HAP files and the performance overall got much better compared to H.264 - Display PCs are setup as advised in this forum - so i guess No Windows networking... - No I did not operate in cluster mode cause I really need and appreciate the production interface.
  10. Hi, I am having these problem now for years and wanted to ask the forum if someone has a workaround or solution for this: I am inputing 720p50 or 1080p50 into various capture cards in various PCs and multitiple shows and always the same. (output is on 50 Hz and Show is on 50 fps in settings. Input with no frame blending or deinterlacing of course) Inputs come direct from mixers or cams directly. Does not matter... I use and used various card from BM, to No Name to Datapath (SDI, HDMI, DVI...). It doesn't matter. Sometimes I get micro stuttering. It comes every few minutes and goes - otherwise it works smooth Do I have to live with this forever? I am asking cause we just bought two new PCs (one for production/ one for Display) with 6 core CPUs and firepro GPUs and it's still the same - so "power" can't be the problem any more... tried with/without frame blending/deinterlacing... what can I do to get a constant smooth live picture? regards Dimi
  11. I have various systems with various hardware specs (tried it from Lenovo Laptops to 6 core machines with normal SSD or M2 disks) what they have in common is Win 8.1 64 bit I have capture cards from Blackmagic, Datapath and Startech. None of them (or even one at the time in a system is working) Everything is working in 6.0.2... on these pcs I did this 1) Uninstall WATCHOUT 2) Remove both the capture card from the machine. 3) Uninstall all drivers for the capture card. 4) Restart your PC 5) Perform any pending Windows OS updates on your PC 6) Install the capture card and its latest driver 7) Install WATCHOUT 8) Open a new show and test the Capture kind regards
  12. hi, having a strange problem: I want to set my Live Inputs (ctrl-w) on a Display PC running WO6.1 but when I click on my capture card it always keeps on "Video in - None" I have Live Inputs in Windows. The problem does not seem to appear in WO 6.0.2 (I can set the video input there) but the production PC (and programmed show) are running on 6.1. thanks Dimi
  13. Hi, normally I am calibrating my Projectors manuallly and make a final tweak within Watchout for the White. Does anyone know use a software in windows to calibrate the output? Or something even better like an automatic calibration via camera? We often use L2K1500 projectors from Christie. They are the brightest for the money but 3LCD and as they get older they are getting harder to match. As there are no brighter 3LCD projectors that can use the same optics we won't change these projectors any time soon... Info for people who like to sell me on 3DLP Panasonics, Christie's and Barcos. I am eager to hear any suggestions Thanks Dimi
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    Realtime Tracking in Watchout

    Thank you for the links. Exactly something like the link to creative conners is what I am looking for but more in the direction of Infrared tracking (like I posted before - Optitrack) kind regards
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